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GasGas17

Crappy rims

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Nice attitude. Three years of desert racing and mine are still dead straight.

Aftermarket Excels are a higher level of strength and quality than the OEM stuff, and are some of the best rims available.

You might want to revise your suspension, riding style, or replace your tire pressure gauge.

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Nice attitude. Three years of desert racing and mine are still dead straight.

Aftermarket Excels are a higher level of strength and quality than the OEM stuff, and are some of the best rims available.

You might want to revise your suspension, riding style, or replace your tire pressure gauge.

I totally with gray racer! I have had bikes that went through hell and back and the rims are dead straight.

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Dude it must be the weather - I have all stock rims and most at the track are all stock. Maybe it is your loose spokes.

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Actually I have snugged up the spokes after the first few rides as the wheels were built pretty loose. The norm for a new bike. I don't think I'm any more abusive on bikes than the next guy and look after my bikes very well thanks. I run heavy duty tubes and 12-14 psi normally. I have had excel wheels before on the gas gas that I raced for 5 years with no problems. I have heard that the OEM stuff is a lower grade but I don't think I have any hits on these wheels that were that bad to be honest. I guess after being used to the gas gas stuff being heavy duty compared to the Japanese bikes that these wheels are a bit of a let down. That or I just hit something really hard and don't remember. Anyways, I see lots of guys around here with bent excel wheels and just don't think that they live up to their marketing. I wish I could still buy the DID U-rims as they were by far the strongest rim on the market and made for really easy tire changes too. Has anyone here upgraded to the newer style dirt star's ?

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What's everyone replacing these piece of shit Excel rims with? Only a few ride and bent already.:smirk:

Next time maintain your spoke torque and then you will realize that Excel rims are arguably the best out there....

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This is more for others than the OP. I raced the Virginia City GP in 09..with my 08. The course ran down Sutro Canyon which is all rocks! Basically, the whole race was nothing but rocks. Finished 8th overall (Novice day) so going at a pretty good pace. 15 lbs of pressure and heavy duty tubes. I got one dent in the rear, none in the front. I still remember the place it happened, it was a square edged something that nearly threw me off the bike! No flat which really amazes me. Anyway, good rims, no complaints.

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